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Grant McDougall is the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Blackbelt.ai, which builds products and experiences that matter to its clients and their customers.

Grant is a pioneer in digital transformation and, after 20 years in the industry and realizing the agency world was ripe for disruption, took his learnings and expertise to build a different kind of marketing company – one that is nimble, client-minded and AI-powered. Bringing together instinct with creative, data and technology as well as its proprietary AI platform, Blackbelt.ai is able to deliver beautiful products and experiences that make its clients market leaders within their industries.

Prior to Blackbelt.ai, Grant drove digital adoption and innovation for big-name brands, including IBM, AT&T, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Samsung and Qantas and also led digital agencies, including Digitas, Modem Media, Publicis and Rosetta/Razorfish.